8 Things You Need To Know This AM

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Mayor de Blasio made a sexist move by trying to ban breast-baring in Times Square. The Mayor called a group of women posing for photos — in body paint and nothing else on top — a "quality-of-life issue." He set up a task force to make the situation even more ridiculous. (Refinery29)
Alcohol and weed are friends, not foes. After Colorado legalized the sale of marijuana, liquor sales went up. Other states may be able to expect the same, which would in turn appease booze-industry folks who think pot legalization will kill their business. (The Guardian)
Treasure hunters took over woodlands in Southwest Poland in search of a train stocked with major loot — gold and gems once under Nazi domain. Rumor has it the train disappeared in 1945 and hasn't been seen since. (TIME)
It's boot camp, not beauty school, for President Obama, who plans to appear on Bear Grylls' epic television show Running Wild With Bear Grylls later this year. But POTUS' true challenge this week was coming up with his all-time favorite bagel flavor. He picked poppy seed. (Reuters)
With the U.S. Open on the very near horizon, Serena Williams says she has much bigger things to think about than what haters might have to say about her body. "It's me, and I love me, and I learned to love me, and I've been like this my whole life," Williams said Monday on Good Morning America. (People)
Two men fishing in Alabama managed the very friendliest catch: kittens! Jason Frost and Brandon Key were totally flabbergasted when the splashes they heard turned out to be the desperate kitty-paddle. Apparently, some jerk had ditched the adorable felines in the river. Thankfully, kids onshore adopted them right away. (BuzzFeed)
Life in Manhattan's vibrant flower district begins around 5:30 a.m. The men who preside there have kept New York in bloom since the mid-1980s; today, they fear their enclave's in danger. Photographer Maggie Shannon caught the men and their buds on camera. (Slate)
The standoff between decorated quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL continues! On Monday, the judge presiding over "Deflategate" said the parties did not reach a settlement, despite valiant efforts. Judge Richard M. Berman promised a decision by September 4, one week before the New England Patriots' season begins. (The Boston Herald)

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